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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia de Luce Mysteries) - Alan Bradley
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie: A Flavia de Luce Mystery (Flavia de Luce Mysteries)
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It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia... show more
It is the summer of 1950–and at the once-grand mansion of Buckshaw, young Flavia de Luce, an aspiring chemist with a passion for poison, is intrigued by a series of inexplicable events: A dead bird is found on the doorstep, a postage stamp bizarrely pinned to its beak. Then, hours later, Flavia finds a man lying in the cucumber patch and watches him as he takes his dying breath.For Flavia, who is both appalled and delighted, life begins in earnest when murder comes to Buckshaw. “I wish I could say I was afraid, but I wasn’t. Quite the contrary. This was by far the most interesting thing that had ever happened to me in my entire life.”
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385343497 (0385343493)
ASIN: 0385343493
Publisher: Bantam
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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Crime-on-thrill
Crime-on-thrill rated it
5.0 Sweetness all over the pie!!!
As someone growing up in Kolkata, I have been exposed to the Bengali brand of Detective novels from the very beginning of my reading life. These books almost always had a juvenile character, embroiled on his own or in the guise of helping an adult, in the thick of the mystery, trying to solve it. Th...
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it
My immediate reaction to this series is that one is enough. I'm not running out to to spend my Audible credits on more from this series; there are too many other books and authors that I would rather sample.
bookaneer
bookaneer rated it
4.0 “If poisons were ponies, I'd put my money on cyanide.”
~~Moved from GR--now only 14 left!~~ The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie (Flavia de Luce #1) by Alan Bradley A lighthearted and enjoyable murder mystery romp with engaging and entertaining characters. Flavia, the protagonist and investigator, is a horrifically precocious 11-year-old girl with a...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.5 Tasty and Not Too Sweet
This was fun, I did enjoy it--but I expected to love it, and in the end I rather doubt I'll be seeking out more books in this series--thus only three stars. I'm rather shocked I didn't love it--I'd expect this book to be exactly my cup of tea. A cozy mystery, set in 1950s England, with an old ancest...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it
0.0 The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie
I decided to try Bradley’s Flavia de Luce mysteries–this is the first one. While Flavia is almost impossibly precocious, they’re great fun and satisfied my hankering for a new mystery series nicely.
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